Piroshky Piroshky...the secret in Pike Place Market
Wife and I decided we like salmon...we never liked it before but our taste buds have changed. So we headed to Jack's Fish Spot this afternoon to get some salmon candy. This is "OMG" good stuff. It was around lunch and was going to go to the space needle but with the overcast decided it would not have been worth going up. So we looked around for a lunch to take back to the hotel. There was a line at Piroshky Piroshky. Had to be good...right? We got through the line and got a potato and cheese Piroshky, a cheddar cheese - green onion - garlic roll, and a blueberry with sweet cream cheese vartushky(sp?). They made the car smell amazing and could not wait to get back to the hotel.
Y'all have been keeping this a huge secret. I have looked all over this board and have not seen a reference to this Russian pastry. Why? This stuff is great. Wish we would have this closer to my home in MS it would be great. Wait no I don't want this near me. I would be eating this all the time.
Since you're now enjoying salmon, try to find ivory salmon. White flesh and milder, but with more Omega 3 oils. It's delicious.
I believe they sell their piroshkies at all the local fairs here too, so it's not too hard to find them.
For piroshky, I much prefer the one inside Crossroad Mall in Bellevue. Much higher quality there. And there are other non-piroshky items there. There's another good place or two up in Mukilteo for piroshky and crepes, where there's a large Russian/Ukrainian community.
It should be noted that the piroshkies at the local fairs are Kaleenka Piroshky, which are really quite different from those at Piroshky Piroshky. I happen to much prefer the Kaleenka and am depressed that I can't get one outside of the fairs, but of course individual tastes will vary.